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>>> welcome to "newsline." top financial opinions have brought their ideas and problem solving skills to a conference room in tokyo. they'll be discussing ways to lead the economic recovery and ensure growth. the imf meetings opened a few days ago. imf managing director are scheduled to give speeches at friday's meeting. they have been calling on leaders to take action to maintain confidence. things haven't changed much since the last time they gathered. some of those emerging nations met on the sidelines of the conference. brazil, russia, india and south africa want developed countries to speed u their rponse to the economic slow down. delegates at the meetings have spent a lot of time analyzing the situation in the euro zone. they'll have more numbers to go over today. unemployment in greece has worsened. one out of every four working age people are jobless and they are growing satisfied with their government's plan to increase taxes and cut social spending. the jobless rate was 25.1% in july. that's up 0.3 percentage points from the previous months. people between the ages o
>>> hello there. welcome to "newsline." it's tuesday, october 30th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. people in the u.s. northeast are looking out their windows and seeing the blurry images of a storm headed their way. they're facing an onslaught of rain and wind as hurricane sandy pushing inland. two people are missing after a ship sank off north carolina. several municipalities in the storm's path have declared a state of emergency. forecasters say the storm is unusually large. it's expected to cut across new jersey over the next several hours. more than 6,000 houses in the state have already lost electricity. u.s. president barack obama made a direct appeal to people in the hurricane's path. >> the most important message that i have for the public right now is please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> 370,000 new yorkers who live close to the water have left. the wind was so strong it bent the metal on a crane at this construction site. city officials have shet down the transit system. busines
>>> welcome to "newsline." it's wednesday october 10th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. economists at the international monetary fund are seeing risks wherever they look. in the eurozone, in china, in japan, and the united states. they downgraded their forecast for global growth in their latest report released at the opening of the imf and world bank meetings in tokyo. they say nations must take action to safeguard stability and restore confidence. juan madison reports. >> reporter: some of the world's leading economic minds gathered at the tokyo international forum. they opened their meetings with little fanfare and little optimism. >> the world economy recovery continues, but it has weakened further. in advanced economies, growth is now too little to make a substantial dent in unemployment. >> reporter: colleagues cut their forecasts for growth worldwide to 3.3% this year. the recovery has suffered new setbacks, they wrote. and uncertainty weighs heavily on the outlook. >> you can call it a general feeling of uncertainty about the future. worries about the ability of
>>> hello, welcome to "newsline." it's thursday, october 11th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. >>> nato ministers say they're sticking to a scheduled withdrawal of the combat troops from afghanistan by the end of 2014. the organization is under pressure to pull out early after a string of insider attacks against its troops. defense ministers from nato's 28 member nations met in brussels on wednesday on the final day of a two-day conference. about 100,000 nato-led soldiers are stationed in afghanistan, mostly from the u.s. some nations want to speed up the pullout of the soldiers. but the meeting confirms there would be no changes to the withdrawal plan. nato ministers insisted that afghan military and police control an area covering three-quarters of the country's population. they also agreed to drop plans to train afghan troops and police to handle the aftermath of the combat troop withdrawal. nato secretary-general anders flores mussen insists it's based on assessment of the situation in afghanistan. >> it's not because isaf partners rushed for the exit. it's not because of
's "newsline." >>> 503 million people are sharing in the world's most prestigious awards. the european union has won this year's nobel peace prize. it's a boost for the 27-nation bloc which has faced a grinding economic crisis that has put considerable strain on its leaders and its citizens. >> the norwegian nobel committee has decided that the nobel peace prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the european union. >> committee members say the eu and its forerunners have contributed to the advancements of peace, reconciliation, democracy, and human rights for the past 60 years. they say the union has played an important role in transforming most of europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace. european nations formed the eu in 1993, building on the european economic community or eec established in 1958. nobel prize representatives note the eu is currently undergoing economic difficulties and social unrest. but they say they want to focus on the bloc's successes. the award appears aimed at encouraging member nations to work together to overcome their challenges. the eu's top official who
>> welcome back to "newsline" in tokyo. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, have sparred on stage for the second time. they battled over economics in a televised debate three weeks before election day. the debate took place a a university in new york. more than 80 undecided voters asked the questions. obama took a more aggressive approach than the first bank. >> governor romney has a one point plan. make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. that's what has been squeezing middle class families. we have fought back for four years to get out of that mess. >> romney accused obama of failing to live up to his promises. he claimed the president's policies have doubled the fiscal deficit. >> i was someone who ran businesses for 25 years and balanced a budget. i ran the state of massachusetts as a gompbor to the extent any governor does and balanced the budget all four years. we have four consecutive years where he said he would cut the deficit in half. instead he has doubled it. >> romney put in another controlled performance an
leaders. newsline correspondents will report from the party's national congress. don't miss our special coverage, china the next generation. starting thursday, november 8th at 8:00 p.m. japan time here on newsline. >>> team to check the world weather forecast. we are joined once again. >> we're watching a storm system over waters here. northeast of sri lanka. see the massive cloud formation. not really an organized system. though it is a cyclonic storm. it has picked up its pace at the speed of 22 kilometers per hour. and moving in a northwesterly path towards eastern coast of india. possibly making landfall, this evening. local time. so that will be wednesday evening hours. it is moving away from sri lanka. but still affecting the land, with gale-force winds. and very heavy rain that goes to this southeastern coast of india, as well. and looks like it may be in and around the region. the rainfall accumulation could be -- could be as much as 200 millimeters and some locations, especially in the eastern seaboard. you can see for the next 72 hours. coastal fldi inflooding from th flooding
>>> glad to have you with us on this edition of "newsline." it's monday, october 1. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thousands of japanese spent restless nights as winds rattled their windows. typhoon jelawat has went across the japanese mainland. people in more than 150,000 households woke up to find they didn't have any power. the storm killed one man in okinawa. he was fishing when a wave washed him away. a man in central japan was trying to save his man from a swollen richb when he disappeared. 176 people have been injured. most of them either blown over by winds or hit by flying objects. the typhoon has passed over the noern coast. the center of the storm is traveling over the soeocean at about 75 kilometers. >>> u.s. military personnel in japan are preparing to fly the osprey aircraft for diplomeploy. they will now transport them to okinawa's air station. personnel plan to deploy the tilt row tar aircraft in october. japanese officials agreed on safety measures to reassure officials with the checkered history. pilots will avoid flying over densely populated areas. they'll a
wednesday at 1:00 p.m. japan time here on "newsline." >>> north korean authorities have been promoting their country to the world even as they remain their guard stance. a top official addressed the ungeneral assembly monday for the first time since kim jong-un took power. he says the new leader has opened the door to a new era. but it is hard to know what's really happening inside north korea and when you get there, separating reality from ruse can be difficult. >> reporter: we've been visiting the north korean capital, pyongyang, since saturday. we went to a popular new attraction on tuesday. staff at this aquarium say this dolphin show started in the summer. the highlight is a dance sequence involving a woman and dolphins. the performance is the first of its kind in north korea. >> translator: it's a great fun. >> translator: it's the first time i've seen the dolphins up close. it was exciting. >> reporter: excitement and fun are what the country's new leader seems to be promoting. kim jong-un created a government agency responsible for overseeing theme parks. experts say he's tryin
>>> hello. welcome to "newsline." it's tuesday, october 9th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. central bank and business leaders from more than 180 countries are gather k here in tokyo. they're attending the meetings of the international monetary fund and the world bank. imf representatives are releasing their latest global economic outlook. they lowered their growth forecast by 0.2 percentage points to 3.3%. the report says economic decline is especially serious in southern european countries despite policies to address the credit crisis. it also points out the european credit uncertainty is slowing growth in developing countries. emerging and developing countries will grow by 5.3%, it se. it says japan and the united states should see 2.2% growth. imf analysts are saying it should is grow to 3.6% next year. but still poses a threat to the global economy. >>> analysts a at the world bank have cut their forecasts for growth in east asia. they say china's slowing economy will have a weakening effect across the region. the bank's latest report projects 7.2% growth this year acro
>>> glad to have you with us on this edition of "newsline." economists at the international monetary fund have said the risk of a slowdown are alarmingly high. they released their latest report to coincide with the imf and world bank meetings and the economists say they're concerned japanese banks are so heavily vested in government bonds. the report says japanese government bonds account for 24% of assets of banks in japan. the institutions could suffer heavy losses if bond prices plummet. banks around the world see japanese and u.s. government bonds as safer assets in the face of the prolonged credit crisis in europe. they snapped up japanese bonds, causing the yen to spike to record levels. imf economists note japan and the united states are facing huge deficits and the countries need to implement fiscal reforms to maintain investor confidence. it also acknowledges a decision by eurozone countries to launch a permanent fund designed to bail out struggling members. they say worries about the health of the region's financial system have increased since the spring with the n
>>> hello there. welcome to "newsline." it's thursday, october 11th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. nato ministers are sticking to a scheduled withdrawal from afghanistan by the end of 2014. the organization is under pressure to pull out early after a string of insider attacks against its troops. defense ministers from nato's 28 member nations met in brus els on wednesday. about 100,000 nato-led soldiers are stationed in afghanistan, mostly from the u.s. some nations want to speed up the pull out of the soldiers. but they confirm no changes to the withdrawal plan. ministers insist military police control an area covering three-quarters of the country's population. they also agree to draw up plans to train to handle the aftermath of the combat troop withdrawal. nato secretary general insisted the schedule is based on objective assessments of the situation in afghanistan. >> it's not because partners rush for the exit. it's not because of lack of cohesion within our coalition. on the contrary. >> but relations between nato-led forces and afghanistan have been strained by ins
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." two americans have won this year's nobel prize in economic sciences. the royal swedish academy announced the winners on monday. the academy recognized alvin roth from harvard university and lloyd shapley from the university of california, los angeles. professor shapley developed a theory on so-called matching methods. professor alvin used shapley's theory to clarify market functions. the academy says the two economists have achieved outstanding economic engineering. >>> a former syrian opposition leader says the u.n. and arab league envoy may take a new approach to ending the civil war. burhan ghalioun says lakhdar brahimi wants to send in thousands of peacekeepers. government and opposition forces have been fighting for a year and a half. ghalioun said brahimi hopes to deploy at least 3,000 armed peacekeepers. 300 unarmed u.n. monitors were forced to leave the country in august. government and opposition forces are fighting for control of the northern city of aleppo and the central city of homs. human rights activists say more than 30,000 pe
during a recent flare-up of its territorial dispute with china. welcome to nhk world "newsline." self-defense force pilots have been taking to the air more than ever to tell foreign jets to respect the rules of the sky. a new defense ministry report says they've been handing out an increasing number of warnings to chinese aircraft. the rise in fighter jet scrambles coincides with the flare-up in a dispute over islands of the east china sea that japan controls but that taiwan and china claim. nhk world's takafumi terui has the details. >> reporter: the ministry's quarterly report tracks the movement of air force intercepter jets. it says the aircraft took to the skies 209 times between april and september to warn foreign aircraft of possible air space violations. the asdf warned chinese aircraft 69 times. 80% of those warnings happened between july and september. this coincides with the japanese government's nationalization of the senkaku islands, which angered people in china. defense ministry spokesperson say chinese jets usually cross the air defense identification zone and would ap
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> the conflict in syria is destabilizing the situation in neighboring countries including lebanon. clashes in beirut and other parts of the nation have led to the death of at least one person and wounded dozens of others. sympathizers of anti-government forces in syria have clashed with security forces in central beirut. fighting also broke out on sunday and monday in northern lebanon between groups that support and oppose the syrian government of bashar al assad. local media reported exchanges of fire involving automatic weapons and mortars. the violence was triggered by the killing of a top lebanese security official last week. he was known as a lead og poentd of the syrian president. his death was seen as an act of retaliation by the pro-assad faction in lebanon. the tensions are driving a wedge between the people, mainly sunni factions opposed to the syrian president are fighting against the shia group hezbollah and other sympathizers of bashar al assad. >>> a high-ranking syrian official says president assad welcomes in principle the
>>> hello. welcome to "newsline." it's tuesday, october 23rd. an itaan court has fou sev earthquake experts guilty of manslaughter. they failed to warn of a quake in 2009 that rocked italy. the judge sentenced them to six years in prison, longer that the prosecutor requested. the experts served on a national commission to assess the likelihood of earthquakes but they didn't foresee a magnitude 6.3 quake that devastated the city. it killed more than 300 people and injured around 1,600. the defendantublished a risk assessment six days before the earthquake. they said it was unlikely a major quake would hit the area in the near future. it convinced some people to stay in their home believing the quake was minor. some of the victims relatives cheered the verdict. >> translator: i think today's verdict was the right sentence. i want to make sure that this kind of tragedy didn't happen again. >> the defendants pleaded not they stressed the prediction was merely a best guess. >> we will appeal the verdict and prove our innocence. >> lawyers for the defense plan to appeal. > now scientists
and their successes on "the road ahead" every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. japan time, here on "newsline." >>> a vehicle named curiosity has been satisfying our curiosity ever since it landed on mars. nasa's rover transmitted pictures, even sound, since it landed two months ago. and the people at the space agency are aiming even higher. they want to send a manned mission to the red planet by 2030. nhk world has more on that. >> reporter: the team designing the next generation of vehicles to drive on mars is using a not so secret technology. plastic blocks. researchers work with the blocks to develop the rovers that will follow nasa's curiosity to the martian surface. models like the help designers brainstorm concepts and identify potential problems. >> the idea is to get this gear running more smoothly here. >> reporter: novel tools like plastic blocks allow engineers to make adjustments as often as needed during the design process. this encourages creative, out of the box thinking. even the designers of the curiosity rover use blocks to help them with design challenges. >> that's pretty smooth. >> yeah
.m., japan time here on "newsline." >>> japanese researchers will begin a survey of radioactive fallout in forests in fukushima. they hope to find out the potential impact on people. researchers from the japan atomic energy agency plan to begin their survey later this month. they will study forests within 20 kilometer thousands of the fukushima plant. the government has designated most area as a no entry zone. researchers will look at rivers that collect spring water from underground. they will measure the levels of radioactive material and other substances in soil and waumenter for 20 years. they hope to predict how the contaminant spread and the impact on human habitats. >>> an old tale of love moved an audience in moscow. it tells the story of two of people who meet and form a strong connection. even though their countries were waging war. nhk reports. >> reporter: the story takes place in western japan during the japanese war in 1904. a russian soldier has an eye injury. he has been transported to a hospital in the city. at first he closes himself off off to the japanese. but tender
>>> welcome back to "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. people who work in finance look around and see a lot of risks. they work in a complex system one that seems fragile. economists at the international monetary fund and world bank are looking at the system as part of their annual meetings in tokyo. and ron madison is covering the meeting for us. ron, what its the view like today? >> yuko, you might see behind me, the view is quieter. many are in sendi attending meetings. business as usual. economists trying to push the leaders of developed economies down a prudent path. weighed some of the risks and say confidence pretty much everywhere is still pretty fragile. economists release global financial stability report, checkup of the financial system. >> the choice today is between making the necessary but tough policy and political decisions or delaying them once more in the false hope that time is on our side. it is not. >> the man there says it is time for governments off to act. he said the biggest risk is the euro zone. private sector money pulled out from peripheral economi
>>> hello, welcome to "newsline." it's thursday, october 11th. i'm catherine kobayashi in >> some of the shoppers are getting down to business of the international monetary fund and the world bank. they're hashing out possible solutions to a myriad of problems. our reporter is there with us again today. it looks a bit busier than what we've seen in the past few days. >> that's right. you can hear more of a buzz rising up from the meetings down below me. bumping into more people in the hallways as well. the lineups for all the information we're gathering here just a bit longer, not to mention the longer lines really getting through security today. the delegates to these meetings have been up in northeastern japan. they were talk about and visiting areas affected by the disaster last year. now they're back and refocused on the problems that they share. >> so what are they saying? >> really the head of the imf today drawing an analogy between the recovery from the disaster and the recovery from the global economic downturn. christine legard talked about the resilience of the japanese
their struggles and successes on the road ahead, every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. japan time here on newsline. >> let's turn now to the world weather forecast, including the latest of that storm that's lingering in the western pacific for quite a while now. >>> tropical system has been with us for more than a week, producing stormy weather in the okinawa region. gail force winds will remain into tonight. waves could hit six meters tonight. stormy conditions will dissipate as we head into tonight. it looks like it's going to move south of japan into friday. on and off showers are continuing. in addition to the thunderstorm, strong winds and also high waves are possible. the rest of japan dry. but we have snow showers coming in as cooling air comes in from the north. a cooler temperature also can be found across parts of the northeastern china as well as mongolia. nice clear autumn skies for the peninsula. the monsoonal season has ended in many areas. we have a strong low pressure system across north america. sitting by the great lakes region producing wet and windy weather the the line is producing a
>>> welcome back to "newsline." >>> financial leaders have tried to come up with solutions to their problems around the world. huddled in twos, threes, dozens, in board rooms, government buildings and hotels. hundreds have met together at annual meetings in tokyo of the international monetary fund and the world bank. and ron madison has been watching the meetings all week. ron, tell uh what is happening there today. >> reporter: we have been reporting on their, attempts to solve their economic challenges all week. in terms of reporting talking about that for quite a few years now. it is something to see hundred of people, some of the leading financial mind in the world to walk into a conference hall and all sit done together. today they filed into the plenary session at tokyo international forum and addressed the challenges of the debt crisis and the effects of that face to face. the director of the international monetary fund, challenged kol le ed colleague crisis behind them. urged them to complete the reform and in making changes urging them to remember those who are les
on the road ahead. every wednesday at 1:00 p.m., japan time here on newsline. >>> japan's meteorological agency says the hole in the ozone layer over the antarctica is the smallest it has been in quarter a century. this does not mean the ozone layer is recovering. officials measured the hole at a maximum of 20.8 million square kilometers last month. 1 1/2 size of the antarctica continent. it was the smallest since 1987. when countries around the world created the montreal protocol in an attempt to preserve the ozone layer. emissions of chlorofluorocarbon and other gasses are blamed for damaging the ozone layer over the polar regions. a hole in the piece over the antarctica in august and cement when cooler air trips prevail. officials say the hole did not grow as large this year probably because air temperatures in the region remained comparatively high in july and august. now, superman's alter ego as clark kent, quit his job as a newspaper reporter. in the latest edition of the superman coppic book, clark kent is berated by his boss at "the daily planet." clark kent laments how journalis
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>>> hello and welcome to nhk "newsline." i'm keikichi hanada in tokyo with the latest at this hour. economists at the international monetary fund have looked down the road aways. they see a slow and a bumpy patch ahead. they released an economic outlook after opening up the imf world bank meetings in tokyo, and they cut their forecasts yet again. nhk world's ron madison followed the talks for us at the tokyo international forum. >> reporter: we have spoken with a number of influential economists, and the general sense we're getting here is one of uncertainty. finance ministers, central bank governors and their colleagues from 188 member nations have all read and many have even written about the trouble spots, trouble spots that we've all been hearing about so much lately -- greece, italy, and spain. but they also see question marks elsewhere in europe and in the united states too if politicians there fail to agree on policies that promote growth. let me read one line from the report. it says the recovery has suffered new setbacks and uncertainty weighs heavily on the outlook. >> ro
>>> it's 10:00 p.m. on a wednesday night here in japan. welcome to this hour's "newsline." >>> economists at the international monetary fund have handed in their report card on the stability of the global financial system. they gave high marks to policymakers for improving the mood of investors, but they say when it comes to shoring up confidence, those policymakers need to pull up their grades. nhk world's ron madison is covering the annual meetings at the imf and the world bank here in tokyo. >> reporter: sometimes the challenges, particularly in europe, seem like something right out of a greek myth. you remember the one about people being punished by rolling a bolder up a hill only to roll it down and up again and again? policymakers have put their heads together, but every week they face new problems and still, the economists at the imf said the europeans have to do more. >> the choice today is between making the necessary but tough policy and political decisions or delaying them once more in the false hope that time is on our side. it is not. >> reporter: jose vinals
>>> from our studios in tokyo, this is "newsline." executives at a major japanese telecommunications company appear to be dialing up the deal that would give them a major presence in the united states. nhk has learned that softbank is acquiring the third largest mobile phone carrier, sprint nextel. the purchase would spawn a global telecom giant. the negotiations are going on as the use of smartphones and other mobile devices is growing worldwide. sprint nextel has more than 56 million subscribers. nhk sources say softbank executives are in negotiations to acquire two-thirds of the total shares. softbank's total investment is expected to reach about $12.8 billion. both firms are providers for apple's iphones and both use a high-speed wireless communications protocol called lte or long-term evolution. the stronger yen is believed to be a factor in softbank's consideration in aspiring to buy sprint nextel. softbank executive are amay or may notally hoping to vastly expand their network in the u.s. where the market is showing considerable growth. if successful, the de
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> barack obama and mitt romney are moving from locking horns to locking down votes. the u.s. presidential candidates wrapped up their third and final debate ahead of the november 6th election. they sparred over foreign policy and their discussion touched on everything from the situation in the middle east to relations with china. nhk world's anthony izaki reports from boca raton, florida. >> reporter: it started with a handshake, but the friendliness ended there. president barack obama and mitt romney spent the next 90 minutes to both outwit and outmaneuver each other. obama highlighted the foreign policy achievements of his administration over the past four years. >> we ended the war in iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11. and we're now able to transition out of afghanistan in a responsible way, making sure that afghans take responsibility for their own security. and that allows us also to rebuild alliances and make friends around the world to combat future threats. >> reporter: on the other hand, romney accus
>>> welcome back to "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. people around the world are opening up the financial pages ors watching the news on tv and starting to see glimmers of stability. a drop in the unemployment rate in the united states encouraging manufacturing numbers from there and china and growth in emerging markets. but many have read too many stories the past few years to get too excited about the global economy. some of the world's leading economic minds have gathered at the tokyo international tor forum for the annual meeting of the international monetary fund and world bank. nhk's ron madison is there and will be there all week. i was hoping you could break this down for us. what's going on there? >> reporter: there's lots going on. already been a very full morning. lots of people here. we have finance ministers, central bank governors and other officials from 188 member nations all here now to really, you know, try to agree on how to deal with the problems that they share. and as you point out, they do have quite a few of them. of course, we've got the debt crisis
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> a japanese power company has resumed construction of a nuclear plant in northern japan. the restart is the first of its kind in the country since last year's nuclear accident. it's drawing opposite reactions from two municipalities. the plant in ohma town, aomori prefecture, is about 40% complete. construction stopped after the march 11th, quake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis last year. the president of j-power attended the meeting of the town's assembly on monday and reported the restart. the town's mayor welcomed the decision. >> translator: i'm relieved that the construction has finally resumed. >> ohma has been receiving grants from the value government for hosting the plant. the town uses the funds to build public schools and run hospitals. the resumption is expected to create new jobs. across the street from ohma is the city of hakodate. it opposes the restart. parts of the municipalities are within 30 kilometers of the plant. residents are worried about safety. hakodate's mayor says the project should be frozen indefinitely. he
and their successes on "the road ahead," every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. japan time here on "newsline." >>> japanese researchers are using an unmanned helicopter to measure radiation around the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. no detailed studies have been conduct sod far as aircraft aren't allowed to fly within three kilometers of the facility. the survey started in futenma town about two kilometers from the plant. the helicopter can cover a one-kilometer-square area in two hours. it can fly over mountains and forests, which are difficult to access. the drone flies at an altitude of between 30 to 100 meters so it has the advantage of accurately determining the locations of so-called radiation hotspots. data is transmitted to a computer and plotted on a color-coded map showing radiation levels. the researchers plan to compile a report by the end of the month. >>> and while scientists in japan scour the skies for traces of radiation, they're also getting ready to take readings on the ground. they're about to begin a long-term study to attract the fallout from fukushima daiichi. they're aiming to lear
"newsline." north korean authorities have been promoting their country to the world, even as they maintain their guarded stance. a top official addressed the u.n. general assembly on monday for the first time since kim jong-un took power. he said the new leader opened the door to a near era, but it's hard to know what's happening inside north korea. even when you go there separating reality from ruse can be difficulty. >> we've been visiting the north korean capital pyongyang since saturday. we went to a popular new attraction on tuesday. staff at this aquarium say this dolphin show started in the summer. the highlights is a dance sequence involving a woman and dolphins. the performance is the first of its kind in north korea. >> translator: it's great fun. >> translator: it's the first time i've seen the dolphins up close. it was exciting. >> excitement and fun is what the new leader is promoting of kim jong-un created a government agency responsible for overseeing theme parks. experts say he's trying to define himself as a caring leader. the idea is simple. children, adults, even uniform
the confusion at the heart of a nuclear disaster. welcome to nhk world "newsline." the operator of the fukushima daiichi power plant has released more video of employees in the heat of the nuclear crisis. tokyo electric power company posted footage online of the teleconferences in the days after the accident last year. the pictures highlight the uncertainty caused by company executives and government officials. tepco released six hours of video. it was recorded over five days starting march 11th. the footage shows people at the plant on offsite center at the firm's head office in tokyo and other branch offices. one section shows the plant chief was unable to communicate with government officials. >> another part shows the confusion over how to open the valve and lower the pressure inside a reactor. >> tepco officials say they plan to release more video recorded in the month after the accident. >>> japan's industry minister says the government will not allow a power company to start building a nuclear plant in western japan. the decision comes three weeks after the government allowed work to resu
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